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EU warms to Serbia after Kosovo deal

The European Commission on Monday recommended opening negotiations on Serbia’s entry into the EU after Belgrade struck a deal to normalise ties with breakaway Kosovo, aiming to turn the page on the last simmering troublespot in the Balkans.

Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 3:14am

Briefs, January 14, 2013

Seven Afghan civilians killed in blast after raid

14 Jan 2013 - 6:08am

Clinton says Kosovo independence ‘not up for discussion’

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said that Kosovo’s unilaterally declared independence, fiercely opposed by Serbia, was not debatable and urged their leaders to show “courage”.

1 Nov 2012 - 9:25am

Briefs, November 1, 2012

Taliban candidates 'can stand for president'

1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

Clinton to push Kosovo to step up EU, Nato integration

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hold talks with Kosovo leaders on Wednesday to urge them to step up its efforts for EU and Nato integration in order to secure peace in the volatile Balkans region which she is touring.

Clinton was welcomed at Pristina airport on Tuesday by Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga, ahead of the formal talks beginning early on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Arta Dobroshi

To gauge Kosovan actor Arta Dobroshi's standing in her homeland, one need look no further than a recent skit on one of Kosovo's most popular television programmes. The piece revolves around a screenwriter's despair after failing to convince anyone to finance his film about a screenwriter trying to make a film with Dobroshi.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Serbia to ask UN for help on status of Kosovo

Serbia will ask the UN General Assembly for help in getting a judicial opinion on the status of Kosovo from the International Court of Justice in The Hague, its foreign minister, Vuk Jeremic, says.

13 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Serbia says Kosovo split sets separatists a bad example

The declaration of independence in Kosovo has set a dangerous precedent that could encourage separatist movements in other parts of the world, says Serbia's foreign minister, Vuk Jeremic, who is in Asia seeking support to bring the Albanian-dominated region back into the fold.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

the five Ws

Your primer to an issue in the news


Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on Sunday.


Kosovo is part of the former Yugoslavia in Eastern Europe. Its location means it has long been home to people of different religions and ethnic backgrounds, and therefore the setting for controversy.


20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing 'worried' over Kosovo

Beijing expressed 'deep concern' yesterday over Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence and poured scorn on Taipei's desire to recognise Kosovo's new status.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am